Freshman Dean moving up the list at cornerback

Posted: August 19, 2013 at 12:18 a.m.

Arkansas cornerback D.J. Dean speaks with reporters during the Razorbacks' media day on Aug. 11, 2013 in Fayetteville.

For a guy who wasn’t interested in playing quarterback, D.J. Dean did pretty well for the Newton (Texas) High School Eagles last season. Dean passed for 1,062 yards and 11 touchdowns and

Dean At a Glance

CLASS Freshman


POSITION Cornerback


NOTEWORTHY Among the true freshmen expected to play this season, according to Coach Bret Bielema. … Has been getting second-team reps at cornerback and first-team reps at nickel back. … Started at quarterback and cornerback for Newton last season, helping the Eagles to a 13-1 record. Had 34 tackles and 4 interceptions and combined to rush and pass for 2,076 yards and account for 31 touchdowns. … Selected Arkansas over Baylor and Utah. … Texas state class 2A track champion in the 400 meters and ran leg on Newton’s state champion 400-meter relay team last year. … Initials stand for “Dale Jr.”Nineteenth in a series profiling newcomers to the Arkansas football team

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